Core commitment 2: Priority of biblical church principles

068695-black-ink-grunge-stamp-textures-icon-alphanumeric-number-2We will intentionally emphasize, as a key priority, New Testament principles of what we are as the church, what we do as the church, and how:

  • We must first study the Scriptures, striving to understand the biblical principles of what the church is and does. Then we will prayerfully seek to wisely and faithfully apply these biblical principles in our cultural context.
  • We must guard against sacred cows. We must not blindly follow church traditions—no matter how familiar or comfortable, and we must not uncritically adopt new trends or innovations—no matter how cool or appealing.
  • We must guard against both complacency and the perception of success. We should passionately seek to be and do everything God has for us to be and do, but we must not sacrifice real and ongoing witness, growth and maturity for what seems impressive now.
  • We should not seek change for the sake of change, but we must be willing to reevaluate and change any ministry practice or method in order to be more biblical and, thus, more genuinely effective.

3 thoughts on “Core commitment 2: Priority of biblical church principles

  1. Good word, Curt! I’m in a go back and meditate on this later I just read it real quickly right now!!

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  2. These are all so essential to lead an honest Godly life and I pray that not only the church your serving but all Christian churches would embrace these principles with a loving heart because they are not your opinion but bible based. This is what all Christians should look for in a church, wish I was there! Blessings my friend!

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